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‘Linea Variations’ Watches From Baume & Mercier
Baume & Mercier has launched ‘Linea Variations’, a watch combined with a jewellery accessory with as many wristbands as there are hours or moods in a day. It is available in Mumbai at Time Avenue, 89, Turner Road; Tel: 022-6515757; Danabhai Jewellers, Tel: 022-6494685 and Pallazio, Crossroads, Tel: 022-30550
Four New Watches From Dunhill
Dunhill, the quintessential English luxury men’s brand, has unveiled four new watchlines in India. A new definitive dress watch - the Wafer, two watches with the motorist in mind - the RPM and the d-type, and a new oversized Facet - the Dunhillion. The four new timepieces will be available in multibrand and luxury stores like Pallazzio in Crossroads, Mumbai and Pune; The Regent Watch Shop at The Taj and Time Avenue in Mumbai, and Johnson Watch Shop (Connaught Place and South Extension) in New Delhi.
Swarovski’s Latest Offerings
Swarovski, manufacturers of full cut crystal gift items, have launched their fourth and final collection for 2002. The new pieces include Flamingo, Marmot and Jester. For details log on to www.swarovski.com
New Generation MP3 System From Philips
Philips India Limited has launched the FWV795, the Next Generation MP3 Hi-fi Systems with Smart Surf and Smart Sound. The features include 6000 watts PMPO + 1600 watts of Acoustic Bass Energy, MP3-CD playback, PAL/NTSC. 9 screens preview, 3-way magnetically shielded speaker system, bedroom clock with wake-up and sleep timer, 45-key remote control, MP3 songs list display on TV screen and MP3 song selection via album or titles. The FW V795 costs Rs 32, 900 and is available at select consumer electronics outlets in key cities across the country.
Hidesign Launches ‘Cathay’
Hidesign has launched the ‘Cathay’ handbag for women. It is made from the best quality imported hides and is a part of the ‘City’ range. Priced at Rs 895, the bag is aimed at the young working woman. It is available at all Hidesign outlets as well as Shoppers’ Stop and Bombay Stores nationally.
Culture Shop Opens
Culture Shop, conceptualised by Priti Hiranandani, was opened recently at Level Two, Haiko Mall, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. Culture Shop is a spacious 8000 sq feet store that houses lifestyle arts and crafts in various mediums. The product range includes curios, paintings, carpets, artifacts, silver jewellery and designer ladies garments. For more information email: info@cultureshopindia.com or log on to www.cultureshopindia.com
New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hits Indian Market
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is now available in the Indian market. The design of the new E-Class continues the elegant lines of the preceding series. It also features the first large scale series use of the SBC brake system and the new adaptive belt force limiter. The new Mercedes E-Class E 240 petrol version is available at the 15 authorised Mercedes-Benz showrooms across India. The ex-showroom price Mumbai for the ‘Elegance’ line with standard fitted equipment (excluding octroi registration, insurance and other levies) is Rs 33.9 lakh. For additional information log on to www.mercedes-benz.co.in
Pajero Rides Into Kerala
Hindustan Motors has launched the Pajero in Kerala. Both its versions, the fully imported CBU as well as the assembled (built in Chennai) Pajero is available. The CBU Pajero comes with a 3.2 litre, 16 valve DOHC, Intercooled, turbo charged diesel engine with super select 4 Wheel Drive and is priced at Rs 33.8 lakh. The Built-In Chennai Pajero is available in two models – the Pajero Q car/GL & GLX which come equipped with a 2.8 litre engine that delivers peak power of 4000 rpm. The Pajero Q car, the GL version is priced at Rs 19 lakh and the GLX Rs 23 lakh. The company expects to sell about 5 cars per month in both the versions in Kerala and about 80-100 Pajeros per month across the country.